UN Habitat slates PCE workshop for Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:13

The United Nations Habitat will conduct a Planned City Extension (PCE) Workshop for Zamboanga City on May 6-7, 2015 under the Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (ASUD) Project.

The two-day workshop aims to orient participants on the UN Habitat’s strategy on sustainable development; highlight the planning principles and approaches of ASUD Project, particularly city extension planning; formulate the conceptual plan of Zamboanga City’s identified Planned City Extension (PCE) and Planned City InFill (PCI) sites.

At least 20 department heads of the city government, representatives and partners are expected to attend the workshop to be held at the Garden Orchid Hotel.

City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat, who was designated as city focal point for the activity, said a team of mappers from UN Habitat Settlements Programme (UNHSP) came to the city last April 27-30 and conducted fieldwork for documentation and planning.

In his letter to Acting City Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Engr. Sicat said the technical assistance being provided by UN Habitat under the PCE project is a welcome input to the city’s overall planning strategy created by virtue of Mayor Beng Climaco’s EO No. BC-99-2015. — VTL